Saturday, February 23

Sever by Lauren Destefano

Sever by Lauren Destefano
Release Date: February 12, 2012
Publisher: Simon And Schuster Books For Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 384

Summary: Time is running out for Rhine in this conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Chemical Garden Trilogy.

With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. She takes refuge in his dilapidated house, though the people she left behind refuse to stay in the past. While Gabriel haunts Rhine’s memories, Cecily is determined to be at Rhine’s side, even if Linden’s feelings are still caught between them.

Meanwhile, Rowan’s growing involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future—and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.

In this breathtaking conclusion to Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden trilogy, everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered.

My Thoughts: I really loved Wither, enjoyed Fever, and loved Sever. Fever was a middle book and those are always the ones that just aren't as good. HA! I liked it, but a little less than Wither I think. Sever redeemed this series very quickly.

We are back with Rhine and after those last few pages in Fever, I wasn't sure what was going to happen. She’s back living with Linden and her sister wife Cecily. Cecily is pregnant again and Rhine is just trying to cope with each and every day.

We meet a new character named Reed and we get to see what living with him is like. We also encountered the carnival again, which I’m glad didn't take up half the book. We find out more about the lady behind it all.

Rhine is out to find her brother no matter what the costs. She must let him know she’s still alive.  And, the kicker, Linden is going to help her.  I really did start to like Linden a lot more in this one. He isn't the jerk (at least as much) as I thought he was. You really start to feel something for him in this one, and you start to believe he could be a decent guy. More than what I always thought. 

I’m so glad we get to see more of Rhine's twin, but at times I wanted to smack him. So naive!

So much is revealed, and so much tragedy happens in Sever. Oh man, there were times I did want to shed a few tears. It took all I had to keep reading and not start crying for Rhine and the things she had to go through. Girl could not get a break.

What can I possibly say? I don’t want to spoil the book for you so I don’t want to tell you all the details of the good things or the bad things, or the horrible things, or the crazy intense things. I just can’t do it. Do we see Gabrielle again? Yes, of course.  

Sever wraps things up perfectly and gives us clarity and a conclusion to a wonderful series.

Overall: What a great series. I think Destefano wrapped things up perfectly. There were things I didn't really see coming but I think that is what made this one so good. She surprised me, amazed me, and left me with actual feelings on this one!

If you haven’t started this series yet, read it now! If you haven’t read this one yet, don’t forget to go get it and finish!

A satisfying conclusion!!!

Cover: Love it! These covers are awesome. I love how the girl always looks so pretty in her dresses, but I also like all the side things on the cover as well.

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1 comment:

sarah darlington said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the end :) Hope I do too :)


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